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Letters to Parents:

26.03.2020

Covid-19 Letter to all Parents

20.03.2020

School Closure Letter - Key Worker Information

19.03.2020

School Closure Letter

 

Home Learning:

Why have Learning Projects been created?

Learning Projects have been created as a result of the ongoing risk of schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. Based on this very real and increasing threat a decision was made to pool a number of curriculum and year group experts from across a neighbouring Multi Academy Trust to write a set of home learning projects, which can be completed by your child in the event that schools are closed for a set duration.  

In sending you the Learning Projects, we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our complete focus has been on providing you with a set of projects that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.  

Week 1

EYFS:

My Family

Year 1&2:

My Family

Year 3&4:

My Family

Year 5&6:

My Family

Week 2

EYFS:

Area You Live In

Year 1&2:

Area You Live In

Year 3&4:

Area You Live In

Year 5&6:

Area You Live In

Other useful information

RM Unify parents help sheet,

 

Extra Resources

Educational and fun resources by ages and topics for families staying at home

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Word list – years 3 and 4

Word list – years 5 and 6

'50 Year Group Reads' Challenge Book Units EYFS - Year 6

'50 Year Group Reads' Book Challenge Reviews

Year 6 Maths Knowledge Organiser

Year 6 Maths Knowledge Organiser Quiz

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0 

Storytime Sample - Stan and the Dragon, Squirrel Spy, Red Riding Hood  

Storytime Sample - Mulan, Sir Lancelot, Edith the Inventor 

Storytime Sample Issue Link - Benji's Magic Boots, Robin Hood, African Legend 

Storytime Sample Issue Link - Friendly Lion, Sports Day, The Shark 

https://www.skillsbuilder.org/homelearning

 

 Other tasks  

In addition to the Learning Projects, Lutley staff have compiled tasks and activities linked to their history and geography topics as well as links to online learning such as Century (KS2), Accelerated Reader (Y2-Y6) and TTRock Stars. If you would like additional topics, then have a look at our Programmes of Study on the website, where your child may like to carry out some additional research on a topic or create art in the style of their key artists or listen to more music from the composer of one of their musical pieces.

https://www.lutley.dudley.sch.uk/curriculum-information  

 

What are the aims of the Learning Projects?  

  • To create age specific learning opportunities for primary school children.  
  • To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.  
  • Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.  
  • To enable children to continue with their learning at home during an enforced shutdown.  
  • To enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide learning.  
  • To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs. 
  • To centralise online learning resources and links into an easy to manage format for families.  

 

How do I use the Learning Projects?  

As a parent your first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. There are several weeks’ worth of projects that are available and whilst they have been created with an order in mind you do not have to follow this. It may be that you look at the table below and decide that your child or if you have more than one, children, would prefer to spend a week on a different theme in the first week rather than the week suggested - this is totally fine.  

The aim is for you to complete a minimum of two hours of learning a day with your child but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more.  

 

What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?  

Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them.  

If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity - the school will cover any misconceptions when we return.  

The Learning Projects which have been designed are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in. It may be that your child finds the tasks set within the Learning Project for their year group too challenging, for example if they have additional learning needs. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3/4 could attempt the KS1 Learning Project or Year 1 Learning Project, if this is more appropriate for them.  

If your child has additional learning needs, then they may have the APDR support documents in place to help support their learning and progress.  It could also be that learning time at home is used to work on the targets which your child is currently on. In preparation for a potential closure, we have given parents the opportunity to have new copies of these support documents which were distributed this Spring Term.